Multiple Diagnoses: You Need Your Own Medical File

I believe everyone should have a personal copy of their medical records, but it’s critical if you’re living with multiple medical diagnoses.

Over the years, I’ve managed: migraines, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and multiple sclerosis. Each diagnosis required multiple tests (lab work, imaging) and physician appointments. As much I like to believe that the results are sent to the prescribing physician (as well as logged into a system that the physician can retrieve later to compare results over a period of time), the reality is that they’re not. It shouldn’t be our job, but it’s worth taking it upon ourselves to start creating our own medical file.

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Bringing this medical file to all of your appointments. More often than not, I’ve found myself to be more prepared than my own physician.

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